WATCH ABOVE: Out of the 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails that were released on Monday, 125 of those emails were censored because the emails were deemed confidential. Steve Handelsman reports.
A new trove of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her time as Secretary of State is on display on the State Department website — the latest and largest release of emails that were stored on her personal server.
Also among the 7,121 emails published Monday evening were correspondence and emails from a long-trusted companion, her desire to see a Rolling Stone article that preceded a high-profile resignation and one message that demonstrated some confusion over her personal email address.
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Here’s a quick look at some of those emails and a brief explanation about what’s behind the most buzzed about message — the “gefilte fish” email — to be released.
Hillary got her “hPad” but needed a tutorial
Rolling Stone did a profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal that ended his career and Clinton wanted to see it ahead of time
Here are the emails between Clinton and her staff about the June 22, 2010 article.
Clinton’s private email address apparently confused the help desk
Her trusted colleague Sidney Blumenthal had some strong opinions on John Boehner and other Republicans
Sidney Blumenthal, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, was a confidant to the former Secretary of State and sent her a number of emails that have been recently released. But, in this Nov. 2, 2010 (midterm Election Day) memo, he referred to then-House Minority Leader (now Speaker of the House) John Boehner as “louche, alcoholic, lazy” and wrote Karl Rove is “at war with [Sarah] Palin.”
The “gefilte fish” email that will surely be discussed at your next Passover dinner
Did Clinton have a gefilte fish craving or was something else going on?
It was a brief email she sent to her then-assistant secretary for legislative affairs, Richard Verma, and deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan on Mar. 5, 2010.
“Where are we on this?” was all she wrote.
The subject line: “Gefilte fish”.
Gefilte fish, as the Washington Post not-so-deliciously explained, is a traditional “gelatinous” Jewish dish composed of ground white fish, onion, egg whites and other ingredients that is generally served on Passover.
“[It] often can be found hours after it’s served, still untouched at the table, sitting idly in front of family members who care not for its moist, gelatinous fishiness. The reason it’s so frequently devoured with horseradish, some argue, is because it’s the only way one can stand the taste,” the Post‘s Wonkblog writer Roberto A. Ferdman explained.
Social media, of course, just had to know what the big deal was with gefilte fish (or at least wanted to join in on the comedic 广州蒲友 musings and speculation).
What was the story behind this e-mail? #GefilteFish https://t.co/xFDVIeph2q
— Guus Valk (@apjvalk) September 1, 2015
Today: #GefilteFish. Wednesday: Challah. #hillaryemail
— Jessica Levinson (@LevinsonJessica) September 1, 2015
I don’t care what your politics are, waking up to see #GefilteFish trending means it’s gonna be a good day.
— Stacey Simms (@staceysimms) September 1, 2015
[email protected] we’re a BK #gefiltefish co. making deliveries today. Happy to drop some off to ur office. #hillaryemail #whereareweonthis
— The Gefilteria (@gefilteria) September 1, 2015
Don’t worry Sec. Clinton, this is a question that Jews have been asking for generations. #GefilteFish (h/t @OKnox) pic.twitter广州桑拿网/ABEns5R1fw
— Drew Mindell (@ICdrew) September 1, 2015
Hillary Clinton, our next Jewish president: pic.twitter广州桑拿网/VujIFXzcfL
— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) September 1, 2015
Now, you might think it’s some sort of code for a secret negotiation or operation, the email was actually related to diplomacy and something that may have led to a strain in U.S.-Israel relations.
An email chain from a little more than week earlier details the trouble a Republican Illinois congressman was having with a 400-pound shipment of frozen Asian carp from his district that had been impounded in Israel until a new customs tariff was paid.
The situation was eventually resolved with the help of former U.S. ambassador to Israel Michael Oren, as journalist Yair Rosenberg pointed out.
Oren, in the memoir of his time as ambassador, quoted Clinton later saying: “You think finding Middle East peace is hard, I’m dealing with carp!”